The use of ICT in Nutrition training has recently gained much prominence at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana. This paper provides an overview on the various pedagogy-based ICT tools that are being used in the teaching, learning and research activities of the University. This programme was initiated following training received from the Global NutrITion 2004 Programme in Uppsala, Sweden, the purpose of which is to facilitate the use of IT in the advancement of nutrition teaching, learning and research. The presentation will focus on a range of ICT based technologies that have been initiated at the Department as part of its training. It would present a range of hardware and software applications used, from a combination of basic computer literacy and the use of hardware and software in nutrition training to a more pedagogy-based integrated use of ICT in nutrition. The synthesis of the ICT use is categorized into three common groupings namely; basic computer literacy on basic operations and functions of a computer as well as various operating systems and software applications as used in support of nutrition training activities; use of ICT hardware and software for nutrition teaching and learning activities such as creating reports, creating animations, using PowerPoint, file management, creating websites or web pages, the use of internet and developing productivity tools like templates, mark sheets and tests; and pedagogy-based IT use which integrates ICT use in nutrition curricula, teaching and management, online collaboration and networking. Plans towards the development of online nutrition training by the Department will also be discussed. The onset of this programme has brought much enlightenment and development to students, lecturers and researchers on the use of ICT in teaching, learning and research, and this is advancing the quality of nutrition teaching and research at the University.
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